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Celebrity nude photos: Google receives threats of $100m lawsuit


The internet giant may see legal proceeding if fails to remove hacked selfies from all its subsidiaries together with YouTube and BlogSpot.


The legal counsels of the celebrities, whose secretive pictures were uploaded by hackers, have warned to sue Google for $100m, alleging the firm of “making millions from the victimization of women”.

Most personal and nude selfies of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna and others were uploaded and became viral on the internet in August, becoming the largest hacking humiliation of celebrity in the history.


The top entertainment lawyer Martin Singer has sent a letter to Google, asking the company to pay for its “blatantly unethical behaviour”. Lavely & Singer, the Los Angeles based law firm of Martin Singer, represents more than a dozen of the celebrities affected including the director Bryan Singer and the actors John Travolta and Charlie Sheen.

The letter addressing to co founders of Google Sergey Brin and Larry Page and other top executives, Singer alleged the tech firm that it has failed “to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the images” and of “knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct”.

Page Six website of the New York Post is the pioneer to published the law letter.

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